Only a section of the many challenges we face, as fallible human beings, are mentioned above. There are many others and they can be discussed in strict confidence with the therapist.
Please note, however, that there are significant doubts about whether a medically oriented approach ( i.e. diagnosis / treatment/ cure) is applicable to the above "problems of living" and that the presenting issue may reflect or cover additional issues.
The initial consultation
Prior to any hypno- psychotherapy taking place there will be a consultation, or consultation period, where the issue or problem to be resolved is discussed and where the treatmen approach, the number of recommended sessions and likely cost.
Few medical conditions contra-indicate the use of hypnois, though in some cases liasons with the client's medical practitioner may be appropiate. Alomost everyone who wishes to be hypnotised can achieve a level of relaxation sufficient to allow therapy to take place.
The Hypnosis session
Generally speaking, during the hypnosis session itself, the client is invited to relax in an armchair or couch and is then guided into a state of deep physical ad menta relaxation.
In the Hypnotic state
While in hypnosis, the client is still generally aware of their surroundings and can coose to come out of hypnosis at any time. No responsible therapist would attempt to hypnotise anyone against their will, or encourage an individual to act against their natural inclinations whilst in hypnosis.
After a hypnosis session
At the end of the hypnosis session, the client will be gently returned to the normal waking state. Most new clients are suprised at how far away the reality of hypnotherapy is from any prior expectation of "mind control" and find the experience deeply relaxing.
Training for Hypnotherapists
At present, anyone can set up in practice as a hypnotherapist, without undergoing any formal training. One way to be assured that your therapist has been properly trained is to consult a member of the NRHP
Training for NRHP members
All members have trained to the syllabus requirements of the national college of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy equivalent to the trianing requirements of UKCP'S Hypno-psychotherapy section. The NCHP provides a through training in hypno-psychotherapy, with comprehensive coverage of hypnortherapeutic techniques integrated with a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches. The NCHP was the first such college to be externally accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Futher and Higher Education. Such accreditation as the only public guarantee of standards in independent institutions of further and higher education in the UK.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UKCP is a registered charity which ais to createa well regulated, broadly based psychotherapy profession. UKCP expects its Member Organisations to adhere to and apply guidlines for standards of training and apply guidlines for standards of training and ethical practice intended for the protection of the public.
As a leading national register of hypnopsycotherapists, the NRHP, like the NCHP, is a member of the Hypno-psychotherapy section of the UKCP.